10 countries you didn't know EWB volunteers in

Did you know that Engineers Without Borders USA has projects in 47 different countries? These projects include service in agriculture, civil works, information systems, energy, sanitation, structures, and water supply. Here are 10 of the many countries that EWB is bettering through service.

  1. 1. In Belize, the Cleveland State University chapter builds school buildings and improves water filters for the community of August. The Lamar University chapter plans on implementing a modern restroom facility for the Chunox community. These projects are estimated to directly affect 630 people.
  2. 2. In Fiji, the San Francisco Professional chapter of EWB improves the water supply of the Buca, Loa and Vunikura communities by implementing slow sand filters. An estimated 850 people are directly affected by these three projects.
  3. 3. In Burkina Faso, the University of Maryland College Park chapter has improved the water supply of a health clinic for the community of Dissin. This chapter also implements solar lighting water pumps and solar powered recharge centers for Dissin as well. The Chicagoland Professional chapter of EWB works in the Napenkara community of Burkina Faso to aid the water supply in the area. From these four projects, it is estimated that 3,074 people are directly affected.
  4. 4. In Zimbabwe, the Carnegie Mellon University chapter of EWB serves the Nyadire community by improving their energy supply. It is estimated that 2,000 people are directly affected.
  5. 5. The Fresno/San Joaquin Valley Professional chapter of EWB serves the Mataika community of Tonga by implementing water pumps. It is estimated that 900 people are directly affected by this project.
  6. 6. In Senegal, the San Diego Professional chapter of EWB improves the sanitation methods of the Tanda Mboudaye community. 932 people are estimated to be directly affected.
  7. 7. One hundred and ten people are estimated to be directly affected by the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill's project in Gagauzia, Moldova. This project focuses on implementing latrines and hygiene education in two rural schools.
  8. 8. In Macedonia, the Brooklyn Queens Long Island Professional chapter helps manage the hydroelectric plant in Vavcani village. 2,433 people are estimated to be directly affected.
  9. 9. Jamaica is aided by the Drexel University chapter by designing and replacing a footbridge in Middleton irish town. The Puget Sound Professional chapter has helped convert the energy of Negril to bio-diesel, and the Atlanta professional chapter has improved the community of Naylors Hill through road design and construction. It is estimated that 11,500 people are directly affected by these projects.
  10. 10. In Malawi, the Cal Poly State University San Luis Obispo chapter has improved agriculture irrigation and has implemented a bicycle-powered maize mill for the Kumponda community. The South Central Alaska Professional chapter of EWB has focused on improving the water supply in the Malawi children's village, while the University of Delaware chapter has improved the water supply in the Sakata region. The Loyola Marymount University chapter has implemented a water supply in Lilongwe Malingunde's school for the blind. These projects have directly affected an estimated 6,850 people.
  11. The projects in these 10 countries have directly affected a cumulative 28,649 people. Imagine how great the number is for all citizens indirectly and directly affected in 49 countries!
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